Latest News Jan 2023
Hello and welcome back!
It’s been a while since I wrote on my blog -as I read somewhere a rarely updated blog is rare because it’s good! Let’s hope that’s the case here! Lol
Myself at South East Open Studios 2022
Lots has been going on -I had a very successful Open Studio in Tunbridge Wells last year and the year before plus a winter exhibition at space2make in Tunbridge Wells in-between all the lockdowns. My large painting ’Silver Rain’ - acrylic, sterling silver wire, fine silver leaf with sterling silver hallmark on linen - arrived safely to its new home in Australia.
A few of my happy clients from SEOS 2022
Hiccup: My instagram was hacked right in the middle of Open Studios and I lost years of posts........arrrrh! I now have a new account @julia_stockwellhamid
More recently I have moved my studio from Tunbridge Wells to the Surrey Hills. I’m slowly getting into the art scene here - My first exhibition was in Hambledon in October where my work was very well received. I have been asked to exhibit at the Guildford Institute in May through Guildford Arts and I am doing Surrey Open Studios in June with fellow artists Louise Burnett , contemporary landscapes and Nathalie Beauvillain Scott , murals and portraits.
Latest Work: Apart from making new wearable baskets with handmade chains I have started to work in a larger format and have been weaving abstract marine-like sculptures in sterling silver. There has been a lot of weaving and unwinding going on because although I have an initial idea of where I intend the work to go the metal ultimately dictates the final outcome. I am very excited about this new direction with my work, I love a creative challenge and this have certainly given me that.
‘Into The Deep’ Sterling Silver
With my painting I have been doing some work on paper as an exploration for some larger works. At present I am using watercolours and sterling silver thread with some interesting outcomes. Watch this space!
If you would like to see more of my work you can visit my website here or instagram ,Saatchi Art , Surrey Open Studios,Facebook
If you are in Surrey in June I would love to see you at our Open Studio!